GRWM & Spring Makeup GIVEAWAY!

Hi, guys!! In this video I do a quick GRWM makeup look for you guys! You won’t want to miss my Spring GIVEAWAY in this video as well! One lucky subscriber will win one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes: Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom!

To enter for a chance to win the GIVEAWAY: 1) just be subscribed and 2) leave a comment that you would like to win the palette below this video on YouTube. Good luck, everyone!!

If you enjoyed this GRWM & GIVEAWAY video, please be sure to give it a like & subscribe for more future videos :))) Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! ~Kelle

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250 Subscriber GIVEAWAY & Makeup Brush Cleaning Taco Thing-A-Ma-Jiggy $1 GAMECHANGER

My doll-ingggggggsssss!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping me reach 250 subscribers on YouTube over the weekend!!! I can’t even believe it!!! Your support is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!!  Thank you to everyone who supports my blog as well!!! It means so much to me!!!  As shown in my Naked Taco photo lol, one lucky winner will receive a Naked Basics palette!!! ba914200f518effae3346859249f9bf9 2.jpgbc3e9be6b982034f8e0506b762d2cd31 2.jpg
It is one of my fave palettes because it is compact for travel & perfect for both eyes and brows.  I l ❤ that the palette is mostly matte.  It also has one satin shade, called Venus, that is great for inner eye and brow highlights.  The shades, Naked 2 & Faint are perfect shades for mixing a custom brow shade.  This also means it is one last eye product to bring in your travel bag! Hope my giveaway winner loves it as much as I do (contest details located at end of this post).  Also in this video I show you my $1 makeup brush cleaning taco thing-a-ma-jiggy GAMECHANGER!!!

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Silicon Makeup Cleaning Brush Pad | $1 Gamechanger from the cooking section of your local Dollar Tree or $.99 Store!

This turquoise honey-combed silicon pad works on cleaning both dry and wet brushes!  And drum roll please….it looks like a Tiffany’s brush cleaner for ONLY $1 from your local Dollar Tree or $.99 Store!  They come in an array of colors.  Some makeup cleaning pads can cost up to $30!!!  I found mine in the cooking section at the Dollar Tree.  Yep, it’s a silicon kitchen pot holder that I use for cleaning my makeup brushes.  I use it 7 days a week for cleaning powder shadows from my dry brushes between each shadow change.  This makes getting ready fast and convenient, and especially on days when my spare blending brushes are dirty.

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I use the Tiffany’s makeup brush cleaning taco 7 days a week for cleaning my dry brushes between each eyeshadow change. So time saving!

I also like to give my brushes a thorough cleansing once a week.  This makeup brush cleaning thingamajiggy really gets every speck of makeup off of my brush bristles, thanks to those honey-comb shaped grooves.  And especially when I use makeup cleansing oils, like my favorite one from Nars, to wash the bristles.

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Cleaning your makeup brushes with a makeup cleansing oil helps to moisturize your bristles, and preserve their longevity.

Over time, soaps can just dry the bristles out, and this doesn’t feel so great on your skin.  When you wash your brushes with an oil, it is important to get every speck of old makeup off and also every speck of the oil off of your bristles. IMG_7817.jpg Any oil residue will weigh your bristles down, and won’t let them perform properly.  But when the oil is completely rinsed off properly, your bristles will be clean, germ-free, and moisturized.  Oil helps preserve the longevity of your brushes.     IMG_4518.jpg

That all said, you can clean your makeup brushes with it wet or dry, and also use it for its primary reason: to remove hot, baking dishes from the oven.  lol. Or use it to rest your brush holders or hot coffees on while you get ready.  It is flat like a thin pancake (or crêpe? lol) and looks so SLEEK on the vanity.

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My Lorac brushes are my favorite brushes for quick smokey eyes.

Also, you can roll your brushes up in this turquoise Tiffany’s looking taco for convenient travel purposes.  It rolls up and folds over compactly.  Simply secure with a hair tie or rubber band. #life #hacks

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The makeup brush cleaning taco rolls up compactly for travel.  Simply secure with a hair tie. #life hacks

I just absolutely adore how bright and fresh it looks.  When used as a cup holder, it literally saves me from spilling coffee on my brushes lol.

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This $1 pot holder/makeup brush cleaning pad is also a great hot coffee cup holder in the mornings when I am getting ready!  

Since the running color theme of this thingamajiggy is turquoise, IMG_7817.jpgI had to wear my new Muskoka Nord Aquamarine Teepee necklace in the video.  I love wearing it in support of our Native Americans.  They need all of our help right now.  NO DAPL!!!  IMG_9867.jpgLooking forward to layering my Teepee necklace with my Muskoka Nord orange agate fish. I store them in my diy jewelry organizer. The fish is also Native American-art deco inspired.  NO DAPL.

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Muskoka Nord Aquamarine TeePee Necklace & Orange Agate | Native American Art Deco Inspired Jewelry | MuskokaNord.com | NO DAPL

OH and leave it to me to set up a new background/lighting and nearly catch my new background on fire with my candle prop. OMG.  Let’s just pretend that didn’t happen in my first video with my new background. LOL.  If you are into candles, Stephen’s Candles (below) are heaven!!  The best & yummiest candles I’ve ever used!

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One lucky winner will win an Urban Decay Naked Basics palette ! | Apple Taffy Candle by Stephen’s Candlery | Muskoka Nord TeePee Necklace | Armenta ring | Giveaway video | Kelley Whilden

Giveaway Details:

To enter to win the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, just be sure to be subscribed to my channel and leave a comment in the comment section of my giveaway video that you are interested in winning the palette.  Good luck, my doll-ingssssss!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

If you like this video, please be sure to give it a like and subscribe to stay in the loop on more videos from me.  I would love to hear if you pick up one of these $1 silicone pot holders for your makeup brushes, and how it does for you.  Hope you enjoyed this post! Much love!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

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Muskoka Nord | Orange Agate Fish Necklace | Native American Art Deco Inspired Jewelry | MuskokaNord.com | NO DAPL

2016 Yearly Beauty Favorites & Happy New Year Limited Edition Makeup Giveaway!

TGIF, loves!! I have finallyyyyyy completed the compilation of my 2016 beauty favorites!  In no particular order of amor, I will begin with lip products. For 2016, and life in general: color was (is) key.  Throughout the year I loved NYX’s Butter Lipsticks in the shades: Thunderstorm (I wear this nearly every day of my life), Moonlit Night, Sweet Shock, Afternoon Heat, & Rootbeer Float.

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NYX Butter Lipsticks, Shades (left to right): Rootbear Float, Thunderstorm, Afternoon Heat, Moonlit Night, & Sweet Shock
My most loved daytime foundation for 2016 was my Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, SPF 15, Shade: Light/Medium.  This BB cream provides outstanding coverage with major skin hydration benefits that my dry skin needs.  What’s great is that its finish doesn’t appear to be overly saturated with moisture or dewiness. It leaves your skin looking flawless, with coverage, and rarely required the use of powder.  Hands down my go-to foundation product for most of my on-camera work in 2016.  I’ve raved on and on about my love for Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Balm over the last year, so I of course had to include it in my yearly faves.  This creamy oil balm is the perfect fix for parched skin, lips, cuticles, etc.  I wear it on my lips nearly every day. OBSESSED.

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Garnier BB Cream, Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Balm, & L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur concealer
If I didn’t have L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur concealer in my life, I would be lost! This light liquid type concealer is the perfect amount of coverage for hiding darkness and circles, without looking like you have concealer on.  It really does blur the underyes, and its thin, light & creamy texture gives a weightless appearance to undereyes.  Dream come true concealer!!  Another makeup item I would be lost without are highlighters!  My favorite face bling set in 2016 was Anastasia’s Sundipped Glow Kit.  IMG_3655 2.jpg

My favorite shades in the palette are Tourmaline & Moonstone.  They also make beautiful eyeshadows….

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Anastasia Sundipped Glow Kit, Shades: Bronzed, Summer, Tourmaline, & Moonstone
Bellápierre’s Contour & Highlight mineral powder palette was used on the daily in 2016.  These shades are so buttery and blendable.  I love the combo of cool and warm bronzers, and the yellow shade is perfection for setting under eye concealer.  This palette is definitely well-traveled.  IMG_3607.jpgMy most cherished pink/white/lilac highlighter for inner eye, brow, cheek bones, cupid’s bow brightening was (is) my Measurable Difference Baked Face/Body Bronzer (but really it’s a rockin highlighter :))) It is one of the softest & smoothest baked highlighters I’ve ever used, & blends to perfection.  I’d say I used it about 99.9% of the year for waking up my eyes!

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Measurable Difference Baked Face/Body Bronzer (but really it’s a rockin highlighter!)
Another Measurable Difference fave for 2016 was my Rose Hip Body Oil.  While meant for the body, I use it on my face (don’t worry, the bottle says it can be used on the face ;).  It has an authentic rose scent and I love the pretty flowers floating in it.  A great facial hydration oil and bath oil as well.  LOVE it.

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Measurable Difference Rose Hip Hydrating Body Oil (can also be used on face)
2016 was definitely the year of the oils for me.  I am getting very low on my giant bottle of Ole Henriksen Body Oil (oddly, it looks full in the photo, but it’s not). In fact, I am starting to fret as I am nearing the 75% empty mark.  This was a big part of my nighttime relaxation ritual and helps me to get to zzzzzzzz. Mos def a 2016 favorite.IMG_3647.jpg

A girl without bronzers is a girl with pale skin, like me, lol.  I have two bronzer adorations for 2016 (and well on into 2017 :))): Sonia Kashuk’s Cream Bronzer in the shade: Rich, and Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, in the shade: Bronzer.

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Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer, Shade: Rich | Physicians’ Formula Butter Bronzer, Shade: Bronzer
I love the creaminess and blendability of Kashuk’s bronzer.  Amazing for dry skin.  And the Butter Bronzer is one of the most buttery powder bronzers I’ve ever used.  It was the perfect shade in wintery pale skin months.  I’ll be loving these just as much in 2017, too.  My favorite cream blushes were NYX’s Tickled & Boho Chic.  Tickled is a shade I will describe as looking similar to LAVA.  This lavalicious shade is perfect for brightening skin with gorgeous color in summer and winter months.  Boho Chic is that perfect pink for cheeks that look like your own with that hint of pink flush.

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NYX Cream Blushes, Shades: Tickled (left) & Boho Chic (right)
Milani’s baked blushes are drugstore gems!! If you have never tried them, they are uber pigmented and STUNNING!!  They give a sheen to the skin that is so gorgeous.  My favorite shades are Luminoso, Rose D’Oro, Berry Amore, & Dolce Pink.  I can’t wait to pick up the rest of the shades from the line.

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Milani Baked Blushes: Luminoso, Dolce Pink, Berry Amore, Rose D’oro
A skin brightening liquid product that I adored in 2016 was Bare Minerals’ Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment.  It gives glow and great moisturizing benefits as well.  I like to apply it all over my face & undereyes after moisturizer, and before foundation.  It gives my skin radiance without looking overly glowy/dewy.  IMG_3602.jpg

My beloved Eucerin was my most used face moisturizer in 2016.  The larger than life bottle is nearly gone as I used it a ton for facial massages.  It’s one of the moisturizers that makes my skin feel and look hydrated when I wake up in the morning.  Holy grail moisturizer fo sho!  IMG_3675.jpg

In addition to moisturizing, proper exfoliation (once a week or so) are a must for keeping my skin healthy.  I also like to drink rice water before my shoots to boost the health & appearance of my skin.  That said, I am obsessed with Pacifica’s Rice Bright Luminizing Cleansing Paste.  It exfoliates, boosts, & moisturizes my skin, all in one product!IMG_3635.jpg

As I am sure you have heard me go on and on about, Pacifica’s Dream Big Mascara was a big hit for me in 2016.  The revolutionary, hard plastic magic bristles (that adjust via the handle) give me the precision for lower & upper lash building into the look of falsies.  I am convinced this mascara is magic.  IMG_3640.jpg

Anyone else with a taupe obsession?!  My most used cream shadow in 2016 was Rimmel’s Shadow Stick in the shade Bluffing.  This taupe shade has a duochrome-like soft lilac vibe that is so stunning.

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Rimmel Eyeshadow Stick, Shade: Bluffing
If you made it through the end of this post, then I am sure you were wondering about palettes. Drum roll plzzzzz…for 2016 my most loved and used eyeshadow palettes were Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palettes.  I used them a lot with the Rimmel Bluffing shadow stick. Perfect pairing! IMG_3699.jpgThey were compact & sleek for travel & have great shades for quick & natural looks.  The   brilliant array of cool tone shades in the palettes I use a ton for my brows.

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Urban Decay Naked Basics 1 & 2 palettes
That leads me to my……..

HAPPY NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY!  Thank you to my subscribers for helping me reach 200 subbies this week!!! You guys are amazinggggggg!!!!  Thank you for seeing me through 2016!!!!  Much love for you!!!!!!! One subscriber will win:

1) L’Oreal Limited Edition Electro Sky PaletteIMG_3560.jpg

2) Maybelline Limited Edition Color Tattoo cream shadow in the shade, Shimmering Sea (sky blue shade with duochrome yellow/gold shift) IMG_3571.jpg

And

3) L’Oreal Limited Edition Touch-On Color Cream Highlighter (also great for eyes) in the shade: Golden AmplifierIMG_3565.jpg

TO ENTER: just be subscribed to my channel and below my Yearly favorites video just leave me your New Year’s resolution (if you don’t have one that is totes fine 😉  & a comment that you are interested in winning the makeup!  Easy peasey!!  GOOD LUCK, MY LOVES!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT IN 2016!!!!!! CHEERS TO A ROCKIN YEAR, MY DEARS!!!  MUCH LOVE!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Pacifica & Miracle Skin Transformer!

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Enter to win these 3 products in my latest YouTube GIVEAWAY! | Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Balm |  Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Body Wash & Island Vanilla Hand/Body Lotion Wipes

Heylooooo, everyone!! In this video, I announce my Pacifica & Miracle Skin Transformer GIVEAWAY! If you watch my videos, then you have heard me rave about some of my favorite Pacifica & Miracle Skin Transformer products. They are two of my favorite and inspiring brands! To show my gratitude for their support on social media, I will be giving

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Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Wash & Island Vanilla Hand & Body Wipes | YouTube Giveaway | Kelley Whilden

away full sizes of Pacifica (vegan and cruelty-free) body wash & Pacifica Hand & Body Lotion Wipes (both wash & wipes are in the Island Vanilla scent), & Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Balm, to one lucky subscriber!

If you love the smell of true vanilla (with light spicy musk notes), you will love the Pacifica body wash and beauty wipes. Since I have dry skin, my Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Balm is my saving grace for keeping my skin, undereyes, & lips hydrated during the fall (click here to see it in my recent Nighttime Skincare Routine). It is filled with healthy oils, manuka honey, and Japanese licorice root extract. This balm is also great for sensitive skin.I keep a bottle in every corner of the house & my handbag!

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Miracle Skin Transformer’s  Miracle Balm | YouTube Giveaway | Kelley Whilden

GIVEAWAY Details:

To enter the giveaway,

1) Jussssst thumb up this vid & subscribe to my YouTube channel. Your support is rockin!!

2) Follow my socials (I follow back ;):

Facebook: Facebook.com/kelleynicolewhilden
Twitter: Twitter.com/kellebelle22
Instagram: Instagram.com/lilmisslion 
Website/Blog: kelleynicolewhilden.com

3) Comment on this video that you would like to enter the giveaway.

That’s all there is to it!  Easy peasey punkin pie!!! GOOD LUCK, MY LOVES!!! XOXO ~Kelle

Business Inquiries: kelleynicolecollection@gmail.com

 

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“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

 

 

Giveaway Announcement & Day/Night Makeup Look!

IMG_7279.jpgGreetings, fellow earthlings! Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win The Beatles music giveaway! Your support is amazing!!!! I used randomresult.com to select the winner…and drum roll please…..the winner is NONIE FUSS! Thanks so much for your support on my channel, hon! Enjoy the music! For those of you that really wanted to win the giveaway,

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Pop of Milani’s Bella Cobalt gel eyeshadow for liner, a mauve cheek & nude lip makes a great day-to-night look!

never fear, I will be doing a makeup giveaway in the next few weeks! Stay tuned for it! A big shout out goes out to Shay Cosmetics for requesting on Instagram that I do another makeup look tutorial. Your support is rockin! Thank you!! I used both drugstore and high-end products to achieve this look.  The pop of color liner can be worn day or night with a gel Milani eyeshadow, in the shade Bella Cobalt, on the upper lash line. For uber color, I soaked my liner brush with face mist before dipping into the blue cobalt.  To make the look more posh for night prowling, simply add some more black liner and smudge it out around the eyes! Because the blue liner shade is lighter in color than my eyes, it helped to make my eyes look bluer and brighter in sunlight. I wanted to pair the blue liner with some mod mauve-ness,

 

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Get the look of false lashes with Pacifica’s Dream Big Mascara | Turquoise & Coral beaded necklaces: Dina Renee Designs | ‘Kelley Fish’ Necklace, MuskokaNord.com
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Milani Blush, Shade: Berry Amore | Milani Gel Eyeshadows, Shades: Bella Cobalt, Bella Cappuccino

so I used Milani’s Berry Amore blush & Smashbox Soft Lights Tint.  This cheeky pairing is great with Mac’s Myth lipstick. The focus of this look really was on the eyes with the rockin liner & lashes.   I can never ever be without my Pacifica Dream Big mascara.

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Dream Big Mascara | PacificaBeauty.com

Faux falsies are a thing!  What girl or boy doesn’t want the effect of false lashes, without the mess of having to apply them?!!! Also a giant shout out and thank you to Pacifica Beauty for featuring my No Brushes makeup look today on InstagramTwitter. Love you inspiring ladies!!  Also, please be sure to leave me any requests you have for future videos in a comment below! If you dig the day/night makeup look, liking the video & subscribing to my channel would be sooooo righteous! Thanks loves!! XO ~Kelle

 

NO Makeup Brushes Challenge! Full Face With No Brushes!

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This makeup look was achieved without any makeup brushes! | Lashes: Pacifica Dream Big Mascara, Lips: NYX Butter Lipstick, Shade: Thunderstorm, Brows: Rimmel Scandal Eyes, Shade: Taupe

TGIF, everyone!!  I hope everyone had a beautiful week and also hope you have a rockin weekend to come!  If you like comedy, then you will surely enjoy seeing me be at the devices of my fingers in the NO Makeup Brushes Challenge!  Thank you to my amazing subscriber, Nonie, for suggesting that I do this fun full faced makeup look without any brushes!  I loved the way the look turned out! In this video I also share with you one of my eyebrow tricks for creating a cool modeling look that I like to wear a lot. Simply drag your brow pencil a little more towards the bare area between your brows to rock your inner Elvis!  Whilst applying this makeup look with my fingers, I also discovered a few cool new makeup tricks!  I discovered a great new way to get super-duper smooth under-eyes.  Who knew that applying the silky Wet N’ Wild banana powder from the Dulce de Leche contour palette under the eye without a brush (for the first time ever), would give the absolute smoothest finish!!! It made my under-eyes look airbrushed! Anywho, I hope you have as much fun watching this video, as I did filming it! Thanks again, Nonie, for the request! Your support is always so amazing!!! I will be announcing the winner of the Beatles music giveaway this upcoming weekend, or at the very latest, on Monday Sept 26, 2016.  To enter, be sure to see my giveaway video!  Good luck, everyone!!!  XO ~Kelle

 

 

 

Just A Few Days Left To Enter The Beatles Music GIVEAWAY!

Hi guys!  Hope you are having a beautiful week!  I just wanted to let you know that there are just a few days left to enter the Beatles collectors vinyl gift set!  Perfect timing for the release of the new 8 Days A Week movie about the Beatles!  To enter to win the vinyl Beatles hits collection, simply subscribe to my YouTube channel & follow me on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram  🙂   Then leave a comment on my giveaway video (below) that you would like to win the set. Click here to read further details of the set on my giveaway blog.  I will announce the winner this weekend, or at the very latest, on Monday, September 26th, 2016.  Good luck, everyone!  XO ~Kelle

 

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